Elegance in the Rockies

This restored 1885 Queen Anne Victorian home presents a cozy atmosphere of a bygone era. Nestled at the base of Pikes Peak, this exquisite home was reconstructed to offer cordial living at its best. With antique light fixtures, stained glass windows, crystal chandelier, and turned-spindle staircases, it is a showcase of yesterday’s charm.

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Welcome!

Surrounding the Inn is a stately wrought iron fence. The yard has been landscaped to invite the guests to explore the possibility of having a wedding, vow renewal, or just to relax and unwind.

Spurs n Lace is the perfect spot to be your home base while you visit the sights in the area, visit your children at the local colleges, relax after a day of business, or celebrate a Wedding, Anniversary, a Birthday, a Honeymoon or any other special time. Whatever brings you to the Pikes Peak Region, this is a perfect home base. We are located just three blocks from the heart of Old Colorado City in Colorado Springs. Our guests can easily walk to nearby restaurants, boutiques, and historical sites. They can use one of the B&Bs bicycles and cycle to the Garden of the Gods or drive to the Seven Falls, Cave of the Winds, the Cog Railway, and many more tourist attractions within minutes.

Innkeeper Arlene was born in Colorado Springs and spent her adolescent years in Old Colorado City, then known as the “Westside.” She attended college, obtaining degrees in Architectural Design and Architectural Engineering, then had a 47-year career as an Architect, Design Engineer and Engineering Manager. She returned to Old Colorado City to be the Owner/Innkeeper of Spurs n Lace B&B.
Arlene has been an avid skier since high school. You may want to take a few moments to view her mid-1960s and early 1970s skis and boots, ranging from a set of 1950s wooden Northland’s and leather boots (no ankle support) that were her first/learning skis, her mid-60s racing (slalom) Head laminated skis and lace up boots, to early 1970s K-2 race skis and one of the first buckle boots.

History

This stately three-story Queen Anne Victorian home was built in 1885 and was moved in 1993 to its present location in Old Colorado City, the tourist section of Colorado Springs. The home was fully restored and converted to a B&B and has been a B&B ever since.

Amenities

After the luggage has been packed away and the treasures of your room have been discovered, it is time to explore the rest of the Inn. Ambling down the staircase and through the marble floored foyer, you enter the formal breakfast room where delicious breakfasts and interesting conversations happen each and every morning at 8 a.m. In the kitchen you can make a hot drink or read the daily paper.

This is a time to relax at the kitchen table and reminisce the bygone years of Grandma's house.

Throughout the house are framed historical narratives about the Ute Indians and the part Old Colorado City played in the 1859 Pikes Peak or Bust Gold Rush, as well as the role of the Colorado Midland Railway and the Gold Reduction Mills. The Dining Room displays an 1890 lithograph print of the Pikes Peak Region, a large 1904 embroidery, an article on the Unser Brothers (a 3-generation hill climb racing family that lived in Old Colorado City), and what it takes to be a Victorian home.
Next you may want to step out onto the front porch and find a comfortable chair or walk the stone pathway and observe the many carved bears who are also observing the view! Then you will want to sit in the gazebo with the one you are with, along with your favorite drink, and reminisce all the good times you have had, and plan special ones in your future.

The yard has many seating areas among the trees and has a meandering stone sidewalk, which is meant to create an area to relax, ponder or just day-dream.

There are vintage single-speed bicycles for the guests to use. Visit Old Colorado City, cycle the 2 ½ miles to the Garden of the Gods to absorb the beautiful, red spires of the natural rock formations, take a leisurely ride through the area’s breathtaking scenery, or just ride through our historic Victorian neighborhood.




Breakfast

Your breakfast experience will include an individual fruit dish, egg soufflé, and a freshly baked breakfast cake served at a community table. After breakfast, Arlene will hand-crank her nostalgic 1916 acoustic “Victrola,” housed in its original mahogany cabinet.

The Dining Room seats 10 guests. There is a beautiful oak table and chairs facing a large stained glass window.

Rooms and Rates

There are five bedrooms available to our guests; each accommodates two people. Each room has a 4-poster queen-sized bed and a private bath. At Spurs n Lace Inn, we have chosen to return to a much simpler day, where you read a book, take a walk, look at flowers, or simply sit in a chair and reminisce the events of your life. Therefore, you will find no TVs in our rooms -- only the richness and warmth of a room that will lend itself to comfort and renewal.

Reservation Policies

  • All rates are non-refundable but stay can be rescheduled within 30 days at no additional cost.
  • Each price includes a FULL, home-cooked breakfast.
  • Taxes are not included and will be added.
  • All reservations require a valid credit card at time of booking.
  • Summer Rates are from March 1 thru August 1

Deluxe Queens - All with soaking tubs, marble surround, and shower

The Heritage Room has a treasured collection of framed narratives of Old Colorado City and has a four-posted oak bed, two soft rocking chairs, coffee table, lamp with Victorian shade, and a large oak dresser and mirror. Its adjoining bath has today's amenities including a soaking tub and shower.

Winter: $99/night
Summer: $115/night


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The Sunflower Room is decorated with local artist Helen Pelton’s oil painting of a child holding sunflowers and has a four-posted bed, two soft swivel rocking chairs, a floor lamp with a Victorian shade, large oak dresser and mirror, a basketful of silk sunflowers. There is a lovely bath with a pedestal sink and large soaking tub.

Winter: $99/night
Summer: $115/night


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Superior Queens

The Victorian Rose Room, with its vintage four-posted bed and matching dresser, is complemented by turn-of-the-century photos and figurines. Also in the room are two rose-colored swivel rocking chairs. It features a private bathroom with a shower, as well as a tub designed for two.

Winter: $115/night
Summer: $125/night


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A gentleman's favorite is the Durango Room with its setting of old west ambiance. It has two western paintings by local artist Helen Pelton and a 1908 fold-down writing desk. A French door leads out to a 6’ x 14’ balcony and to steps leading to a second balcony on the third floor. Its accompanying bath has a soaking tub / shower.

Winter: $115/night
Summer: $125/night


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Premier Queen

The Mountain View Room has a private balcony to enjoy views of the Front Range. The suite has a four-posted bed and matching dresser, two comfy recliners, an electrical fireplace, and in the far corner of the room is a sitting area. The bath is a spacious 10' x 10' room with a large 2-person tub. This room has the best view of the mountains.

A twin size daybed is located within the room and, at extra charge, can accommodate an additional guest. With the daybed, the room can accommodate three adults.

Winter: $135/night
Summer: $150/night

Daybed (1 additional person) is available for an ADDITIONAL $20 .
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Kitchen and Dining Area

The Kitchen is open to the guests to get ice or tea. It has solid wood cherry cabinets with a royal stone counter top. The kitchen area also has a laundry room and second bathroom for the guests. There is a table and chairs where guests can gather to have coffee/tea and visit as we make breakfast.

General Information

  • Each Deluxe and Superior room has a queen bed. There is no capacity for extra beds in the Deluxe and Superior rooms. Occupancy is limited to two in these rooms.
  • Mountain View room has a queen bed and a daybed for a total occupancy of 3 people. The daybed is an additional $20 per person above the 2-person room rate. Occupancy is limited to four in this room.
  • Well-behaved children older than 10 years are welcome
  • Check-in is between 3:00-5:30 p.m., unless prior arrangements are made. Absolutely no check-ins after 10:00 p.m.
  • Late check-out is at 11:00 a.m.
  • The B&B reserves the right to pre-authorize and charge credit cards prior to arrival
  • Reservations made the same day and walk-ins must pay in cash
  • Community Breakfast is served at 8:00 a.m.
  • No telephone lines or televisions are available in any of the rooms; free Wi-Fi is provided
  • In addition to Central Air Conditioning of the entire house, each room has its own supplemental thru-wall air conditioner to suit the specific needs of the occupants within each bedroom
  • Smoking is permitted on outside porches only.
  • Pets are not allowed
  • Note that travel insurance is not part of the Room Rates or Packages. If you wish to purchase travel insurance, contact Travel Guard or similar companies and purchase insurance on your own
  • The B&B is NOT a 420 facility (NO Cannabis)

Reservations

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For reservations or further information, please call us at 719-227-7662 or send an e-mail to arlenelanman@gmail.com. To choose a particular room you must contact us directly. Online reservations only guarantee either Superior Room or Deluxe Rooms. If you make your online reservation the same day as arrival, payment will need to be made in cash at the B&B site.

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Packages

Getaway Package Restrictions

Before selecting a Getaway Package to create a future memory, please note the following restrictions:
  • Packages prices below do not include the room or taxes
  • Packages must be paid in full at time of booking and are non-refundable
  • Packages need to be reserved at least three days prior to arrival
  • 2-Night Stay, minimum, except for Date Night and Ladies Night Inn
  • 3-Night Stay, minimum, required for Outdoor Adventure Package
  • Packages are for two guests only, unless stated otherwise within the individual Package descriptions.
  • Because of our adult retreat style atmosphere, children under the age of 10 cannot be accommodated
Most importantly, when experiencing your stay at Spurs n Lace, take the time to relax, unwind, be pampered, and enjoy life.

Romantic Getaway

This package provides a charming setting for your Getaway. Enter the Premier Room to find rose pedals strewn around flickering candles, a box of truffles, a bouquet of flowers, and a bottle of sparkling cider with wine glasses. Enjoy a relaxing massage and a sumptuous dinner at Garden of the Gods Gourmet. Then return to your “nest” at the B&B and enjoy a leisurely bath [basket of bath products included] within the expansive bathtub inside your over-sized bathroom.

$300 plus Premier room and tax

  • Candle light, rose pedals, and bottle of sparkling cider
  • Box of truffles from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
  • A small bouquet of flowers from Island Orchids
  • 80-minute Certificate for couples massage at SOLOR Oasis
  • Certificate to Garden of the Gods Gourmet Restaurant ($45)
  • Basket of bath products
  • Home-cooked breakfast (tray to your room or at the Community Table)

Honeymoon Suite

Enjoy the romantic honeymoon that you have always dreamed of. Enjoy the charm of staying in the premier Mountain View room in a resplendent Queen Anne Victorian home. Upon entering the Honeymoon Suite, you will see rose pedals, flickering candlelight, a box of truffles, a small bouquet of flowers, and a bottle of sparkling cider with wine glasses for a toast to a long life together. You will enjoy a spacious room with overstuffed chairs, a fireplace, a cozy seating area, and an antique Edwardian four-poster bed. You can savor the views of the mountains (Pikes Peak to Cheyenne Mountain) from your own, private balcony. In addition, enjoy a bath for two in the spacious (10’x10’), separate bathroom area. Your Honeymoon Suite is three blocks from the historical shopping area of Old Colorado City, containing over 100 boutiques and award-winning restaurants. You will be staying in the B&B that is closest to the Garden of the Gods and Red Rock Canyon, A short, few minute drive takes you to North and South Cheyenne Canyons, which feature the Seven Falls and Helen Hunt Falls. Visit the many attractions that the area is known for, finishing the day with a picnic in Bear Creek Canyon.

$400 plus room and tax (minimum 2-night stay in the Premier Room)
  • Candle light, rose pedals, and bottle of sparkling cider
  • Box of truffles from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
  • A small bouquet of flowers from Island Orchids
  • Gift Box of local delights to take home
  • 80-minute Certificate for couples massage at SOLOR Oasis
  • Certificate to Garden of the Gods Gourmet Restaurant ($45)
  • Certificate to Paravicini’s Italian Restaurant ($60)
  • Picnic in the Garden of the Gods, North Cheyenne Canyon, or Bear Creek Canyon with a basket prepared by the B&B
  • Basket of bath products
  • Home-cooked breakfast (tray to your room or at the Community Table)

Staycation Holiday

Start your getaway by attending the matinee performance of marionettes at the Simpich Showcase, then stroll through the shops of Old Colorado City before arriving at Spurs n Lace. Relax in your room enjoying a cheese and fruit snack tray and a bottle of sparkling cider. In the evening, dine at Paravicini’s Italian Restaurant. Wake up to a delicious breakfast, then take in a few unique attractions of the area, ending the afternoon with a picnic in Bear Creek Canyon.

$300 plus room and tax (2-night minimum stay in a Premier Room)

  • Cheese and fruit snack tray
  • Bottle of sparkling cider
  • Certificate to attend the matinee performance at the Simpich Showcase ($40)
  • Certificate for dinner at Paravicini’s Italian Restaurant ($60)
  • Home-cooked breakfast
  • Take-in a few unique attractions
  • Escape to nature without distractions – spend a few hours within the Red Rock Open Space, just a few blocks from the Bed & Breakfast, to view the Snider and Greenlee Quarry (massive quarry of hard Manitou sandstone – 21 flatcars of stone were hauled-out each day in 1902)
  • Drive on the Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek Railroad bed from Bear Creek Canyon to Helen Hunt Falls (11-mile round trip to and from the B&B)
  • Picnic in the Garden of the Gods, North Cheyenne Canyon, or Bear Creek Canyon with a basket prepared by the B&B


Date Night

Begin your getaway by attending the matinee performance of marionettes at the Simpich Showcase, then stroll through the shops of Old Colorado City. When you arrive at Spurs n Lace, you will find a cheese and fruit snack tray and a bottle of sparkling cider. Relax and settle in, then use the dinner certificate at the award-winning Paravicini Italian Restaurant, returning to your room, now lit by flickering candles.

$225, plus room and tax (1 night minimum stay in Premier Room)
  • Candles arranged around your room.
  • A cheese & fruit snack tray with a single rose
  • A bottle of sparkling cider
  • A Luxury Bath gift basket
  • Certificate to attend the matinee at the Simpich Showcase ($40)
  • Certificate for dinner at Paravicini’s Italian Restaurant ($60)
  • Home-cooked breakfast

Girls Night Inn / Bridesmaids Party

Share music, food, and fun with your friends. When you arrive, relax settle back and visit over a tray of sweets. We have a wide variety of flavored teas available in the kitchen. Next will be a massage at SOLOR Oasis, followed by wine tasting at The Sweet Elephant. Dinner follows at Jake & Telly’s Greek Taverna. Wake up to a wonderful breakfast before exploring the specialty shops in Old Colorado City or Manitou.

$500 (4 people) plus room and taxes (note that the Premier room will sleep three; four upon special request)
  • A basket full of a variety of chips and fruit with Red Rock Relish (medium Jalapeño Relish – a little bit sweet with an unexpected kick)
  • A Luxury Bath Gift Basket
  • Two 80-minute Couple Massage Certificates for SOLOR Oasis (a few feet from our back door)
  • Certificate to partake in wine tasting at The Sweet Elephant ($40)
  • Certificate for dinner at Jake & Telly’s Greek Restaurant  ($120)
  • Home-cooked breakfast (4 persons)

Intimate Wedding

Wanting a small wedding at a unique location? Spurs n Lace is perfect. The ceremony, to be arranged by the bride’s wedding planner, will occur at our gazebo, with a reception for a limited number of guests in the yard. Light food and drinks, arranged by the wedding planner, will be served in the dining room. The Bride’s room (Mountain View Premier Room) will have flickering candles, a snack tray, and a bottle of sparkling cider.

Requires full reservation of the 5 rooms of the B&B (room rates + taxes), 2 days in the Bride’s room, plus $1,300 for use of the gazebo and dining room, as well as snack tray & chilled sparkling cider
  • Planning & Onsite Coordination by the Wedding Planner:  Booking & coordination of vendors, creation of a wedding day schedule/timing.  Information about the Colorado marriage license (how and where to obtain it), transportation, spa, hair & make-up services.  Onsite: guiding you through the wedding day, including the ordering, pick-up and delivery of flowers & wedding cake and synchronization of wedding day events & vendors.
  • Clergy: Obtained by either the Bride or the Bride’s Wedding Planner. Gratuity paid by the Bride
  • Use of B&B’s Gazebo and yard
  • Use of B&B’s dining room for set up of food and drinks, including use of the B&B’s vintage punch bowl with 32 cups
  • Requires full booking of the 5 bedrooms of the B&B for bride’s family and limited friends
  • Use of the bride’s bedroom (sleeps up to three; four upon special request) for dressing, etc.
  • Candles arranged around the bride’s bedroom
  • A cheese and fruit snack tray each full day
  • A bottle of sparkling cider each full day
  • Home-cooked breakfast for up to 12-people

Outdoor Adventure Getaway

Upon arrival, relax before using the dinner certificate at Paravicini Italian Restaurant. Wake up to a hearty breakfast, then be picked up at the B&B for your Foothills Jeep Tour with a Cowboy Guide providing the history of the area. Return to the B&B for a tray of fruit and cheeses and a bottle of cold sparkling cider, followed by dinner at Jake & Telly’s Greek Taverna. In the morning, have a bit of coffee or tea then drive to Pikes Peak Mountain Bike Tour's bike shop in Old Colorado City. You will have coffee and a light breakfast before being bused to the summit of Pikes Peak to begin your group’s 7,000-ft bike descent down the mountain highway. After lunch at the Bon Ton Café, enjoy a horseback ride through the Garden of the Gods, returning to the B&B for a leisurely bath in your deep soaking tub. Celebrate over dinner at Thunder & Buttons, an Old Colorado City family-oriented pub.

$1000 plus room and tax (3-night minimum stay).
  • A cheese and fruit tray
  • A bottle of sparkling cider
  • Foothills Jeep Tour for two ($160)
  • Certificate for dinner at Paravicini’s Italian Restaurant  ($60)    
  • Pikes Peak Mountain Bike Tour for two ($250 – Pikes Peak Mountain Bike Tours)
  • Certificate for lunch at the Bon Ton Café ($30)
  • Certificate for 2 people for a guided 2-hour horseback ride through the Garden of the Gods (two person at $150 – Academy Riding Stable)
  • Certificate for 2 people at the Garden of the Gods Gourmet Restaurant ($50)
  • Home-cooked breakfasts (three mornings)

Historic Old Colorado City and Railroad History

Learn, in person, the early history of Old Colorado City. After a restful night at Spurs n Lace and a delicious breakfast, begin your getaway by taking a tour of Old Colorado City, using the online web tour app, then stop by the Old Colorado City History Center and view the many displays. Have lunch at the Bon Ton Restaurant, then drive to the Trolley Car Museum, housed within the remaining four stalls of the 1888 Rock Island Roundhouse. Each guided tour tells the story of street railways and railroads in Colorado Springs as well as the people who built them. Visit the restoration shop to see a Birney car and CSIR No. 59. Next visit the Steven Pelles Memorial Rock Island Museum. Here, a 70 foot baggage car houses a collection of Rock Island artifacts, memorabilia, and scale models. Best of all, take a streetcar ride in a 1947 SEPTA PCC streetcar along 500 feet of track. In the evening, dine at Rocky Mountain Brewery, housed within the 1889 Colorado Midland Roundhouse building. After a hot breakfast the following morning, drive on the gravel road, once the Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek railroad bed, between Bear Creek Canyon and Helen Hunt Falls, passing through two rock-hewn tunnels. A possible side trip is up Ute Pass to view the Divide Railroad Station, then on to Cripple Creek. Parts of this road were built atop the Colorado Midland / Midland Terminal Branch roadbed. Return to Old Colorado City for dinner at Thunder & Buttons, an old-school tavern featuring healthy comfort foods. After another great breakfast, visit Ghost Town Museum, a true preservation of Colorado’s western past and a historic look back at an old west town.

$250 plus room and tax for 2 nights
  • Old Colorado City Tour App placed on your portable electronic device
  • Bon Ton’s Cafe Lunch Certificate ($30)
  • Trolley Car Museum Admission ($10)
  • Certificate for dinner at the Rocky Mountain Brewery  ($45)
  • Certificate for dinner at Thunder & Buttons Tavern ($45)
  • Certificate of Admission for two for Ghost Town Museum ($15)
  • Home-cooked breakfasts

Local Attractions

Old Colorado City
3 Blocks

Garden of the Gods
2.5 miles

Red Rock Canyon
.6 miles

7 Falls
5.5 miles

Manitou Incline
3.4 miles

Old Colorado City

Carved out of two square miles of land in Kansas Territory, Colorado City was established in 1859. The founders envisioned a town as a supply hub for the new mining activity taking place west up Ute Pass as the Pikes Peak Gold Rush gained momentum.

Colorado Territory came about in November 1861, naming Colorado City its capital. When the new legislature met in Colorado City in July of 1862, the accommodations were so spare they voted to adjourn and reconvene in Denver.

The town flourished in the 1890s along with the rapid development of the Cripple Creek gold district. It also grew due to the jobs that were provided by the railroads, primarily the Colorado Midland Railway, as well as gold ore processing mills, a large Iron works, and a glass works. Local entertainment was plentiful: a large opera house; many gaming parlors; and more than twenty saloons, hotels and brothels. Colorado City was truly a wild west town.

To separate gold from ore required coal. With local coal abundant and water in good supply, the industrialists decided that it would be much easier to bring the gold ore down from the mountains, by rail, to Colorado City rather than haul the coal up. The area became home to four large gold ore reduction mills. The railroads and mills operated until 1949.

The town voted in favor of prohibition in 1913 and fell on hard times. With no recovery in site, the town voted to dissolve itself and was annexed by Colorado Springs in 1917.

Directions

Click for Directions:
2829 West Pikes Peak Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80904

Phone: 719-227-7662
E-mail: arlenelanman@gmail.com

From Interstate 25, turn west on Highway 24 (Manitou Springs, Exit 141). Take Highway 24 west to 26th street. Turn north (right) onto 26th street and continue to Colorado Avenue. Turn left on Colorado Avenue and proceed west to 29th street. Turn right on 29th for one block. Spurs n Lace is located on the corner of 29th and West Pikes Peak Avenue.

Arlene invites you to enjoy the warm hospitality at Spurs n Lace Inn!